Sunday, 25 August, 2019

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Good study habits are easier to build when you have a dedicated and attractive spot to hit the books. When was the last time your home workspace or study station inspired you? For most people, the answer is, “Not recently.” Whether you’re prepping an area for your work-from-home days or setting up a spot for young scholars to study , Read more…


Buyers and sellers often enter the market with misconceptions about real estate agents – how they work, how the process works and what the agency relationship is all about. It’s helpful to point out, without getting too far into the weeds, that in any one real estate transaction, there are most likely two agents: one for the buyer and one Read more…


Kati O’Toole and her husband, Darin, wanted to create a giant piece of artwork on their private and heavily wooded seven-acre property in Montana. They ended up with what they refer to as the Montana Treehouse Retreat – a two-story, fully finished treehouse nestled among three living trees. “Everybody thought we were crazy [at] the beginning, like ‘What are you Read more…


Everyone has advice about the real estate market, but not all of that unsolicited information is true. So when it comes time to list your home, you’ll need to separate fact from fiction. Below we’ve identified the top five real estate myths – and debunked them so you can hop on the fast track to selling your property. 1. I need Read more…


The wheels on the bus go round and round – and then might stop for family dinner, if you’re Gabriel and Debbie Mayes. It may not be the dream for every family, but it’s the one Debbie envisioned after seeing a video on Facebook a few years ago. It featured a couple who had converted a school bus and spent Read more…


Contemporary yurts are popping up everywhere – from Los Angeles to Zion National Park – as airy homes, backcountry destinations or even weekend glamping getaways.  Below are some of our favorites. Marfa, Texas Photo by Nick Simonite. Sleep under a swath of stars in this brightly colored Marfa, Texas, yurt. Located about three hours southeast of El Paso, the yurt Read more…


We’ve all seen photos of the perfectly manicured home on wheels: the reclaimed wood-lined walls, the occupants dreamily sipping coffee and watching a sunrise. People of all ages (including me) are asking themselves, “Can I do that too?”  When I first saw the van that would one day be mine, I thought it was perfect for me. The 1986 GMC Read more…


You don’t need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper staycation. Look no further than your own home for a staycaytion dreams are made of. Make no mistake, an at-home staycation doesn’t just mean a lazy weekend on the couch. Turn your humble abode into a resort made for relaxation with a few days of planning Read more…


We’ve all heard home-buying horror stories. Sellers backing out or financing falling through can quickly kill a deal. But these snags don’t hold a candle to buying a “stigmatized” home. A home where paranormal activity, suicide, murder, cult activity or other misfortunes and crimes took place could be categorized as a stigmatized property. In real estate terms, a stigma refers Read more…


DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you speak the language like a pro. Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently of a lender that, once notified by a lender, orders a home appraisal. Appraisal: An informed, impartial and well-documented opinion Read more…


A DIY driveway can be an easy want to add parking or improve the look of your home. Here are three relatively simple options. 1. Carve out a parking pad The easiest, most affordable way to get an extra parking space is to clear out some grass and throw down mulch. It works fine, looks good and can be done Read more…


Beyond the variety of styles, colors, textures and shapes available, pavers – often called paving stones – have distinct advantages over other driveway surfaces. Why choose concrete pavers for your driveway? Among other benefits, a concrete paver driveway delivers the following. Strength, durability and longevity: Sheet concrete and asphalt look good, but they really aren’t as strong and durable as Read more…


Insulation isn’t free, but as the old saying goes, sometimes you have to spend some to make some. When it comes to adding duct insulation, your monthly savings in utility bills will soon cover the costs, especially if you install the insulation yourself. The problem with uninsulated ducts You need insulation – even around your ducts – no matter where Read more…


There are certain things you can do as a real estate investor to help manage your tax bill and maximize your after-tax return on investment. To do so, however, you need to understand the primary ways in which investment real estate portfolios get taxed. You must also have a general grasp of some abstract concepts like calculating your tax basis, Read more…


What’s not to love about a split-level home? The interior spaces flow. And while the change in floor level creates a partial separation of spaces, they are visually connected from one level to the next. Split-levels are cool – on the inside. The outside is often another story. Split-level exteriors tend to be a bit bland. If you’ve seen one, Read more…

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